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Gwen Smith, San Francisco transactivist who created the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, on violence against transgender persons

Gunner Scott, Boston area transactivist whose ButchDykeBoy website is one of Boston's leading resources for the young trans and FTM communities

TIME TOPIC               (Click on bold/colored text below for web site or email)     
00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
• Billboard bias against "Old Men With Long Hair"
• "Metrosexuals"
• Samhain (Halloween) holiday - crossdressing opportunity!
11:38 Question of the Week
" I was told that severe child sexual abuse was the cause of gender disorder, along with other problems. Is this true? I was severely abused from 3-17yrs old. "
(from: Johnny)
19:17 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News:
• "Cockroach That Ate Cincinatti"
• Massachusetts Catholic Church to discuss Domestic Partnership benefits
• Scalia ridicules Supreme Court ruling OKing gay sex
• Study from Nottingham on older GLBT persons
• Bubble gum's 75th anniversary
• GM renames masturbatory Canadien Buick
• Viagra dare lands schoolboys in hospital
• Left shoe fetish
34:35 The most widely recognized annual event which honors transgender persons is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, now in its fifth year. Held each November, this day brings to our attention the many victims of anti-trans violence and hatred. The founder of this event, Gwen Smith, is a desiger, writer, and activist hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. She joins us to talk about this year's events and the ongoing violence against transgender persons.

For More Information:
• Visit the "Remembering Our Dead" website at
• Visit Gwen Smith's website at

62:05 Special Message
62:55 Boston area (and national) announcements
67:25 The Boston area is rich with trans-inclusive events and activism, thanks to a vocal and visible trangender community. One of Boston's leading transactivist resources is, founded by Gunner Scott as a vehicle for event production that became much more. Gunner joins us to talk about the activism he is currently working on.

For More Information:
• Visit ButchDykeBoy at
• Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition:

88:39 End
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